The Technische Universität Ilmenau has appointed Dr. Ronny Stolz, head of the Quantum Systems Department at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT), as honorary professor. Since August 17th, 2022, he has been strengthening research and teaching in the field of quantum engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. 
The graduated physicist has been working in Jena at Leibniz IPHT since 1994. Since 2019, he has headed the Quantum Systems Department at the institute, which focuses, among other things, on the development of quantum sensors based on superconducting and optically pumped magnetometers as well as research into superconducting quantum circuits and material concepts. In 2017, he received the prestigious ESAS Excellence Award from the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS) for his scientific achievements in the field of superconductors.
Prof. Dr. Ronny Stolz contributes his expert knowledge on the topic of quantum technologies to research projects such as SuperLSI (Highly Integrated Superconducting Nanostructures for Quantum Technologies) and HiQuP (Highly Integrated and Scalable Interface Circuits for Quantum Processors). Their research interests include the improvement of quantum systems through new superconducting circuits and their fabrication technologies. In the collaborative project QSolid (Quantum Computer in the Solid State), he and his team are contributing to the construction of a complete quantum computer.
Starting in the winter semester of 2022/2023, bachelor’s and master’s students at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology will benefit from this expertise and decades of quantum technology experience in courses on quantum engineering.
„Quantum technologies promise to rapidly impact areas of our daily lives. In medical technology, material research, or the processing of very large amounts of data – in all these areas, quantum technologies play a fundamental role today and in the future. I’m looking forward to the new challenge that the Technische Universität Ilmenau is offering me. Above all, I look forward to being able to provide young engineers of tomorrow with the tools they need to develop these key and future technologies at the interface of quantum technologies, physics, and electronics engineering,“ says Prof. Dr. Ronny Stolz about his appointment as honorary professor.